By Jaelle Nevin Reyes
The Philippine Under-19 National Football Team will be battling host Vietnam in the 2016 Asean Football Federation (AFF) U19 Championship today at the Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi.
Vietnam is currently on top of the group standings with a win and a draw.
The Philippines-Vietnam match is at 8 p.m. with the Filipinos still looking to snatch their first win in Group A. The Filipino squad suffered two consecutive losses against separate foes.
Ateneo de Manila University’s midfielder Jordan Blair Jarvis scored the lone goal for the Philippines in their 1-2 loss to Timor Leste squad. The Filipinos absorbed their second loss to Southeast Asian powerhouse Malaysia, 0-5, on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Vietnam is fresh from a convincing 4-1 triumph against Timor Leste through the two-goal performance of striker Tong Anh Ty.
After the Vietnam match, the Philippines will have a two-day break before playing its final game in the preliminary round against Singapore at the Vietnam Youth Training Center on September 17.